PHP Fatal error: session_start()


Installation of omeka went fine, said it was successful. When i try to load the admin or main page i just get a blank page with this in my httpd/error_log:

[Thu Nov 19 10:22:19 2009] [error] [client] PHP Fatal error: session_start() [function.session-start]: Failed to initialize storage module: user (path: /var/lib/php/session) in /var/www/html/collections/application/libraries/Zend/Session.php on line 479

Josh V.

The error you're receiving indicates that you're unable to run session_start() on your server. Based upon a quick google search, it appears that you can fix this by modifying your PHP settings in your .htaccess file. In the root directory of your Omeka install, add the following line to your .htaccess file:

php_value session.save_handler files

Let me know if that works!